Jim Cornette pulled no punches when addressing a recent AEW segment.
On the April 12th edition of AEW Dynamite Jeff Hardy made his surprise return to the company. Hardy had been absent from the promotion since June 2022 following his suspension due to a DUI arrest.
On the show, Hardy received a huge ovation as he ran out to save his brother, Isiah Kassidy and Hook from a beatdown at the hands of the Firm reuniting the Hardy Boys in the process.
Despite the positive response to Hardy’s appearance the legendary Cornette wasn’t a fan of the way it went down laying the blame at the feet of Tony Khan.
Speaking on his podcast the Jim Cornette Experience, the former WWE booker expressed his opinion on the segment and its lack of emotion due to the people involved.
And then, Jeff Hardy’s music plays and instantly the place blows, they go crazy, they hit their feet, they’re standing up. And he hits the ring and it doesn’t look necessarily pretty and they don’t care. He beats up the heels, he hits a Swanton and he hugs Matt Hardy and the place is going berserk.
And I can’t believe that not only has Tony f*cked this up again, but in exactly the same way as he f*cked it up the first time. He has reunited the Hardys against people that nobody gives two dog sh*ts about. And to be honest, I don’t even think they particularly cared, or were caring that he reunited the Hardys.
Jim Cornette Had Strong Words About The AEW Segment
Cornette continued his criticism stating that Jeff Hardy needs to be a special attraction for maximum impact and in his opinion the angle did not achieve that.
I think they were happy Jeff Hardy was back, and he could have hugged Matt or he could have hugged Bozo the Clown or Randy Atcher, or it wouldn’t have made any difference.They have a new singles Main Event baby face that they could use sparingly, so to protect his physical well being, in important singles matches on pay per view, or a highly rated television programme.
They could build three of them over the next six months with a couple of little angles, a couple of live interviews, and a f*cking pay off to each one of them. And they could make money out of Jeff Hardy. But instead, he runs out in a meaningless angle involving every miscellaneous jobber in the company and his own brother who’s become one of [the] same.
And unless this is going to be just the way they reintroduce him. And then he goes on to specific targeted angles with Main Event guys, that he can control his level of punishment in and frequency of. If they instead just put him in tag matches or in a rivalry with this jobber stew, they have again, been handed an amazing box office attraction, and shot it in the nuts in the same night.
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